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Aston Martin GT-4 races around COTA

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F-1 will be here soon and FOX 7 got the opportunity to really see where the rubber hits the road out at COTA.

The Aston Martin GT-4 looks fast standing still. Just wait 'til you fire it up.

Several were zipping around the Circuit of the Americas, most with professional race drivers behind the wheel, but not this car.

When the guy who sells these racecars say "go for it" his prospective clients got free rides in what turned out to be one the highest end "test drives" of all time.

These cars are for people who can drop $265,000 to become a gentlemen racer in a series contests at storied racetracks across the country.

"The GT-4 Challenge Series starts next April. Its eight races just for Aston Martin. Amateur status, just basically anybody that wants to buy one of these cars can go racing," T.L. "Sonny" Morgan of Aston Martin of Austin.

On the back straight at COTA the GT-4 can get up to 170. At 460 horsepower these cars can get around this track in about 2 minutes 30 seconds, by comparison Formula 1 cars do laps in 1 minute 30.

Still though, these Aston Martins sure can hold a corner and put a smile on your face.

To learn more about the GT-4 and the racing series visit www.astonmartinofaustin.com.

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